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Press Photo by Nadya Faulx Diego Sanchez, an instructor at Northern Industrial Training, stands with his wife, Lina, in the company’s Dickinson office. Sanchez will start conducting safety courses in Spanish after seeing a growing need among construction and oilfield workers.

Bilingual Bakken: Safety instructors at NIT begin offering courses in Spanish

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Diego Sanchez came to the U.S. from Colombia 22 years ago, knowing no English.

He got by with jobs in construction, landscaping and painting.


Back then, “if you had a hammer and tools, you could get a job,” he said. “Now, everything’s changed.”

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